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NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

New Jersey to get $500 million in first SWIFIA loan issued

New Jersey to get $500 million in first SWIFIA loan issued

January 9, 2023 at 8:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $500 million loan to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to modernize wastewater and drinking water systems serving over 10 million people throughout New Jersey. This is the first loan issued through the State Infrastructure Financing AuthorityRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

EPA, Army restore WOTUS definition to 2015 protections

January 3, 2023 at 10:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army announced a final rule establishing a durable definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to reduce uncertainty from changing regulatory definitions, protect public health and support economic opportunity.Read More

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

December 20, 2022 at 6:43 am 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $25.7 million in grant funding for organizations to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities. EPA’s funding will help ensureRead More

Commentary: The Clean Water Act at 50

Commentary: The Clean Water Act at 50

December 12, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

By Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells October marked five decades since leaders came together to make a monumental change, impacting our daily lives ever since. And no, I’m not talking about the 50 years that my agency, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, has been protecting public healthRead More

Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

December 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

By Brian Redder The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to execute actions outlined in its PFAS Strategic Roadmap, released in October 2021, to address issues related to PFAS contamination. Drinking water and wastewater utilities have played no role in producing, using or profiting fromRead More

EPA selects 29 finance centers to receive grants, provide technical assistance

EPA selects 29 finance centers to receive grants, provide technical assistance

November 14, 2022 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month announced the selection of 29 Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) that will help communities across the country access federal funding for infrastructure and greenhouse gas reduction projects that improve public health and environmental protection. The EFCs will deliver targeted technicalRead More

Sector weighs in on EPA’s proposed CERCLA designation for PFAS

Sector weighs in on EPA’s proposed CERCLA designation for PFAS

November 14, 2022 at 8:23 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) filed comments this month in response to EPA’s proposed rule to designate Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and expressed serious concerns. NACWA saysRead More

NACWA, EPA, local leaders celebrate success stories as Clean Water Act turns 50

NACWA, EPA, local leaders celebrate success stories as Clean Water Act turns 50

October 18, 2022 at 9:12 am 0 comments

Leading members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) took part in a national news conference this month, drawing attention to the impact of 10 major rain and flood events in 2022 and examining how the aggregate effect of climate change and arisingRead More